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Denon Home 350 Review

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81
79
5

Experts

88
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Consumers

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Experts adore the Denon Home 350, endorsing it for podcasts, music, and voice assistant. They hailed its Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and impressively neutral, well-balanced music. However, they criticized its bulky design and narrow soundstage.

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Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Denon Home 350 is a mid-range wireless speaker that made its debut in 2019, touting balanced sounds and physical EQ buttons for home users. Featuring six EQ customizable preset buttons, this device stands out from the best speakers today. This 15-lb device has an excellently well-balanced sound profile with thumping bass that will please music and movie lovers. It has excellent controls and features built-in Alexa. It integrates an impressive range of streaming services and features a decent 28.7Hz to 13.9 kHz frequency response range. Browse to the end of this review and see how the Denon Home 350 measures up against the most highly rated Bluetooth speakers today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Critics love the Denon Home 350, recommending it for music, podcasts, and voice assistant functions. Reviewers at What Hifi applauded its loud output, recording a 97.0 dB maximum SPL, although its 3.33 dB DRC indicates some sound deterioration. Testers from Forbes liked its near-neutral -0.07 frequency response slope, providing a balanced soundscape. Its boomy bass is ideal movies and music. Testing revealed a poor 6.13 dB directivity index and shallow soundstage, but it supports stereo. The Home 350 has built-in Alexa and connects via both Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay, although it’s not battery-powered. See our ION Pathfinder 280 review for a battery-powered speaker. It has an impressive 2 ms AirPlay latency, but the high 575 ms iOS Bluetooth latency and 499 ms Android latency disappointed editors. Check out the DOSS SoundBox Plus review for better latency. This Home 350 also lacks speakerphone functions and is not waterproof. Explore our Bushnell Wingman review for a waterproof speaker.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent AirPlay latency
  • Outstanding 328.1-foot Bluetooth range
  • Impressive bass is good for movies and hip-hop music
  • Incredibly balanced sound
  • Speaker gets really loud

Reason to Avoid

  • Not ideal for outdoor use
  • Narrow soundstage
  • Bulky
  • Doesn’t support multi-device Bluetooth pairing

Denon Home 350 Specs

Battery LifeBattery Lifen/a
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneYes
Charge TimeCharge Timen/a
DepthDepth13.3"
HeightHeight9.7"
IPX RatingIPX Ratingn/a
Smart AppSmart AppAmazon Alexa app, Google Assistant, Yes
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantNo
WattageWattage39W
WidthWidth18.4"
Wireless RangeWireless Range10 m

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)0
Volume Output (dB)97
Low End Roll Off (Hz)62.586
High End Roll Off (Hz)10,093.191

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Market Context

The Denon Home 350 is a mid-range wireless speaker that made its debut in 2019, touting balanced sounds and physical EQ buttons for home users….

The Denon Home 350 is a mid-range wireless speaker that made its debut in 2019, touting balanced sounds and physical EQ buttons for home users. Featuring six EQ customizable preset buttons, this device stands out from the best speakers today. This 15-lb device has an excellently well-balanced sound profile with thumping bass that will please music and movie lovers. It has excellent controls and features built-in Alexa. It integrates an impressive range of streaming services and features a decent 28.7Hz to 13.9 kHz frequency response range. Browse to the end of this review and see how the Denon Home 350 measures up against the most highly rated Bluetooth speakers today.

The Bose Home Speaker 500 has a 2.41 dB directivity index, corresponding to a better soundstage performance than the Denon Home 350, which has a…

The Bose Home Speaker 500 has a 2.41 dB directivity index, corresponding to a better soundstage performance than the Denon Home 350, which has a 6.13 dB directivity index. The Bose device also has both Alexa and Google Assistant built-in, unlike the Denon speaker, which only has built-in Alexa. However, with a 97.0 dB SPL, the Denon Home 350 speaker gets louder than the 90.5 dB Bose speaker. Explore our Bose Home Speaker 500 review to learn more about the Bose speaker.

Featuring a high 97.0 dB maximum SPL and low 3.3 dB DRC at the maximum volume, the Denon Home 350 gets louder and maintains better…

Featuring a high 97.0 dB maximum SPL and low 3.3 dB DRC at the maximum volume, the Denon Home 350 gets louder and maintains better sound quality than the Sonos Five, which has a 94.0 dB SPL and 7.30 dB DRC. The Denon speaker also has Bluetooth and built-in Alexa, unlike the Wi-Fi-equipped Sonos Five speaker.

Featuring a 3.7-lb design, the Denon Home 150 is more portable than the 15.0-lb Denon Home 350. However, the Home 350 speaker has six playlist…

Featuring a 3.7-lb design, the Denon Home 150 is more portable than the 15.0-lb Denon Home 350. However, the Home 350 speaker has six playlist preset buttons, three more than the buttons on the Home 150.

Battery Life

n/a

Built In Microphone

Yes

Charge Time

n/a

Depth

13.3"

Height

9.7"

IPX Rating

n/a

Smart App

Amazon Alexa app, Google Assistant, Yes

Speaker Pairing

Yes

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Expert Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Denon Home 350 is good for music. It has a slightly boomy sound profile… Read More

    By:

    John Panoryios
  • Trusted Reviews
    48.27

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    An accomplished performer, the Denon Home 350 is big, powerful and produces prodigious amounts of… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • Which?
    62.66

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Denon Home 350 wireless speaker is the largest model in Denon’s high-powered multi-room speaker… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • Consumer Reports
    46.86

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Denon Home 350 is part of the Wireless & Bluetooth Speakers test program at… Read More

    By:

    Steve Withers
  • Pocket Lint
    51.48

    Category Trust Rating

    69
    The Denon Home 350 is a knock-out wireless multiroom speaker that’s not small or cheap,… Read More

    By:

    Steve Withers